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FolderWasher accesses a given folder and deletes all files whose name begin with period like ".DS_Store" files created by Mac OS X (those annoying files visible with Windows).

Futhermore, FolderWasher can zip compress on the fly the washed folder.

What's New

Version 1.01:
  • User options are now stored in special folder (depending on the user's OS)
  • Distributed as donationware


Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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artie505 Member IconComment+88

"FolderWasher accesses a given folder and deletes all files whose name begin with period like ".DS_Store" files created by Mac OS X (those annoying files visible with Windows)."

Just be sure to note that .DS_Store files store info about the way you've configured certain aspects of OS X and that deleting them to avoid their annoying presence in Windows will, quite possibly, cause you significantly more annoyance when you boot back into OS X.

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Version 1.01
Yukonjack Member IconComment+207

Such an app should be used with caution on folders that don't reside in document folders. Filename that begin with a period are invisible (normally) and there are many many of them in the System and Library folders (and subfolders). These files are there for a reason and should not be "cleaned" willy-nilly. Document folders (Documents, Pictures, Desktop, etc) probably don't have dangers associated with deleting invisible files but users ought to be careful anyway.

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Version 1.00

Open a Terminal window and type:

cd ~/Documents
find . -name ".DS_Store" -print
#if this shows what you expect, then
find . -name ".DS_Store" -print -delete

Always do the -print pass, because if you make a typo on the -delete pass you'll delete every file in the directory.

Leave out the "-print" and you won't see the list again as the files are deleted.

If you don't know what it means to "open a Terminal window" then this should NOT be the first thing you experiment with, because it does have potential to erase your disk.

trance Member IconReview+152

works as advertised.

Would be nice to have a preference to skip the dialog and just have it open, clean the folder and quit automatically.


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Downloads 3,380
Version Downloads 1,134
License Free
Date 28 Aug 2011
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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